Volume 99, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



We report five cases of Q fever among cadets during a training program for Military Firefighters Academy in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This cluster confirms the significance of as an infectious agent in Brazil, where the occurrence of this zoonosis is poorly documented and highlights the potential risk for Q fever transmission in rural areas or farms with infected animals.

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  • Received : 14 Dec 2017
  • Accepted : 24 Feb 2018
  • Published online : 25 Jun 2018
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